RIP, Humphrey

The erstwhile pet cat of three Prime Ministers has died in retirement. Story is here. Sad, really. Apparently Cherie Blair dislikes cats and so Humphrey was turned out of the home he’d known since 1989 when Margaret Thatcher adopted him after he wandered into 10 Downing Street.

Number 10 has denied that Cherie Blair doesn’t like cats but they denied that peerages were being sold, too.

3 Responses to “RIP, Humphrey”

  1. rsc says:

    Next we’ll hear that they persuaded Humphrey to leave by offering to make him Earl of Cheshire.

  2. chrishansenhome says:

    I’ll bet that Humphrey just smiled…

  3. trawnapanda says:

    the news of humphrey’s passing made the Trawna newspapers too – so I went to the Beeb to get the full(er) story.

    at about 10:15 EST I went to the Wikipedia page on Humphrey (there are several articles for several “Humphrey”s, but the default one is for our feline friend)

    and saw that someone had already recorded his moving on to catnip patches new. I was impressed that they keep up with the truly important news, as well as such mundanities as australian typhoons and the vernal equinox